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OLD-MAPS.CO.UK Over 1 million historical map images, including Ordnance Survey County Series maps from 1843 to approximately 1996.  Maps are free to view online and images can be purchased as file, prints (framed and unframed). A paid-for service...
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 May 2018

Old Maps Online

OLD MAPS ONLINE A collaborative project to index over 400,000 historical maps in archives and libraries, with many participating institutions. The post Old Maps Online appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 May 2018

British History Online

BRITISH HISTORY ONLINE Historic maps of London from before 1800 and maps from the 19th-century series of the Ordnance Survey, including the complete 1:10,560 series and selected areas of the 1:2,500 maps. The Ordnance Survey maps can searched by keyword,...
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 May 2018

Gazetteer of British Place Names

GAZETTEER OF BRITISH PLACE NAMES An exhaustive Place Name Index to Great Britain, containing over 50,000 entries. It lists the historic county and the main administrative areas in which each place lies. Read the accompanying notes before using. The post...
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 May 2018

University of Manchester

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER A list of useful map websites, with a focus on the North. The post University of Manchester appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 May 2018

ARCHI UK: Archaeological Sites: Old Maps

ARCHI UK Includes a set of 52 high resolution English County maps dating from 1724. The post ARCHI UK: Archaeological Sites: Old Maps appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 May 2018

Map History

MAP HISTORY An extraordinary labour of love, the work of one person who has generously put their non-commercial mixture of comment and tips online, along with thousands of links to free sites. The post Map History appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 May 2018

British Cartographic Society

BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY This directory lists the major map collections in the UK. It is freely available subject to the Society’s Terms and Conditions. Use the filter on the right to browse for collections, or the “Search for a Collection”...
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 May 2018

British Library

General page The post British Library appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 25 May 2018

Centering History

This summer I’m teaching our department’s capstone course, a seminar in research and writing for which students write long papers on topics of their choosing, sourced by primary materials and grounded in the secondary literature. I do exclude...
From: streets of salem on 23 May 2018

A Souvenir of Harvard College in 1767

We have a good idea of what Massachusetts Hall and the rest of Harvard College looked like just before the Revolutionary War thanks to a surveyor named Joseph Chadwick and our busy friend Paul Revere. They collaborated to issue the engraving shown above....
From: Boston 1775 on 12 May 2018

The Month in Early American History

Rise and shine, it’s time to relaunch our regular(ish) roundup of breaking news from early America. To the links! First up, enjoy a walk through life after the American Revolution with this podcast series charting the life and times of William Hamilton...
From: The Junto on 29 Apr 2018

Teaching the Politics and Meaning of Maps

Claire Campbell   I like maps. A lot. I used to study the Rand McNally Road Atlas on long car trips. Sometimes when I’m homesick I’ll meander through Halifax on Google Streetview. And this year I’m team-teaching a new course on...
From: Borealia on 26 Mar 2018

Seasholes on “The Changing Shape of Boston,” 14 Mar.

On Wednesday, 14 March, the Old North Church will host a talk by Nancy S. Seasholes on “The Changing Shape of Boston: From ‘One if by land, and two if by sea’ to the Present.” This talk is co-sponsored by the Leventhal Map Center...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Mar 2018

Historical Research in the 21st Century

So let’s say you’ve become obsessed with GIS (geographical information systems). And let’s also posit that you’re at a teaching institution, where you rotate teaching your twelve different courses plus senior seminars (three to...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 1 Mar 2018

februari/February 167

On this day in 1672, one of the shops/workplace of map maker Johan Blaeu, at the Gravenstraat in Amsterdam, goes up in flames. Fortunately his other shops were saved.Above a Blaeu map of the city of Groningen, with the 'new' fortifications. The city walls...
From: Anno Domini 1672 on 22 Feb 2018

Rufus Putnam Lays Out “so Costly a work”

On 11 Feb 1776, Lt. Col. Rufus Putnam of the Continental Army wrote to his commander-in-chief about what would be necessary to fortify the heights of the Dorchester peninsula.With the ground frozen, soldiers would need extra time to dig in. That in turn...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Feb 2018

“Rethinking Enlightenment” through Women’s Eyes

The Houghton Library at Harvard University has opened an exhibit titled “Rethinking Enlightenment: Forgotten Women Writers of Eighteenth-Century France.”The library’s website explains:The French Enlightenment is famous for its intellectual...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Feb 2018

A Memorial Map of Olde Salem

The 1920s was a decade of intensive commemoration in Massachusetts, in recognition of the 300th anniversaries of the landing at Plymouth in 1620 and the arrival of John Winthrop here in Salem in 1630, bearing the royal charter that formally recognized...
From: streets of salem on 31 Jan 2018

Digital Resources from Mount Vernon

Here are some digital goodies from the George Washington National Library at Mount Vernon, which I visited last year for a symposium.Podcasts: The Conversations from the Washington’s Library podcast usually features a one-on-one chat between the...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Jan 2018

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.